Approaches to the teaching of writing Page Content This page includes information about the Teaching and Learning Cycle and the Writing workshop. Teaching and Learning Cycle The cycle consists of four interrelated stages that emphasise teaching language and image, in explicit, meaningful ways. Using the teaching and learning cycle with EAL/D learners The teaching and learning cycle allows EAL/D students the time and opportunities for multiple exposures to new language, content and skills over time. The Writing Workshop A simple and predictable learning environment where writing is a process and students can become independent writers. Literacy experience plan: build and write (Early Childhood) An example of a learning experience plan to develop writing skills through play with support from teachers as appropriate to individuals.